Analysis Of Martin Luther King Jr. 's Letter From Birmingham Jail

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“A just law is a man-made code that squares with the moral law, or the law of God. An unjust law is a code that is out of harmony with the moral law.” (3) In 1963 in this particular statement made by Martin Luther King Jr. in his Letter from Birmingham Jail, he explained how man-made (white men) laws were created to persecute the black race, and how it is his duty to fight against such laws. He was the one who articulated the progressive hope of many African Americans along with other “colored” Americans to have civil rights. At that time, African Americans were battling against racial segregation and discrimination and they fought it continually and solely until they achieve the freedom they want. His main goal was to achieve justice and peace amongst “colored” people, including white Americans. The civil rights movement in 1964 has led to remarkable forward advances for individuals rights for African Americans, Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asian Americans. Today in this country, individual rights are highly valued and this was because of the four racial groups who had fought and faced the different struggles for this movement. However, African Americans suffered more than the other groups in terms of political, social, and economic roles while making progress for the advancement of the civil rights movement. During the slave trade era (1619-1863), millions of Africans were brought to the U.S. to be sold as slaves. The need for slavery existed in the plantation of…
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